Elamite


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E·la·mite

 (ē′lə-mīt′)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Elam.
2. The language of the ancient Elamites, of no known linguistic affiliation.

Elamite

(ˈiːləˌmaɪt)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Elam
2. (Languages) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
3. (Historical Terms) Also called: Elamitic or Susian the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the 25th to the 4th centuries bc
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to Elam, its people, or their language

E•lam•ite

(ˈi ləˌmaɪt)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Elam.
2. the extinct languageof the Elamites, known principally from texts written in a cuneiform syllabary between the 13th and 5th centuries b.c.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Elam, its people, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BCElamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
2.Elamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinitiesElamite - an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities; spoken by the Elamites
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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The country has relics dating back to the Elamite, Ancient Persian, and Islamic periods.
ELAM has women on its ballot -- should we consider it a great step forward if an ELAMite female politican was elected?
Wicks aims to remedy this situation by defining Elamite mortuary practices and to extract clues about social structure, individual identity ritual practices, afterlife beliefs, inter alia.
To be welcomed would be future colloquia like Solomon and Shishak, where interdisciplinary groups of scholars might evaluate the suitability for and impact of this proposed revised chronology on, in particular, the order and arrangement of the Middle Assyrian and contemporary Kassite, Isin II, and Middle Elamite dynasties, and on the late Imperial Hittite and early "Neo-Hittite" states--all cultures for which there exist extensive literary as well as archaeological sources, and, most importantly, well-noted Egyptian and Levantine synchronisms.
There are evident similarities between Dravidian languages and Brahui in Balochistan and Elamite near Zagros mountains.
Henkelman is an associate professor at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, where he is responsible for Elamite and Achaemenid studies.
Elamites gained entry into Cyrus's inner circle at some point, and probably had some influence on him from the beginning, as the Kingdom of Anshan under Cyrus and his father's rule was an ethnically mixed Elam-Persian entity where practically all of the literate men were Elamite or trained by Elamite teachers.
Winters is the only African American that attempts to confirm Diop's theories in relation to the genetic unity of the Egyptian, Black African, Elamite, Sumerian and Dravidian languages.
An example pointed out by Hillers is the similarity between the Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Ur (399-401) 'Ur--inside it there is death, outside it there is death, inside it we are being finished off by famine, outside it we are being finished off by Elamite weapons,' and Lamentations 1:20, Outside the sword killed my children; inside, it was famine.
Even during the Elamite period, though there was no matriarchal system, the people used their mother or mothers' names instead of their fathers' names for introducing themselves (20).
From the border with Turkey to that of Turkmenistan, from the Caspian basin down to the Persian Gulf, his journeys took him from the mythological first kings of Iran, to the Elamite kingdom, the eras of Cyrus and Darius, the glory of the Sasanians, the shock of the Islamic Arab conquests and the later Mongols, Safavids and on to Khomeini, Ahmadinejad and beyond.
While the digressions on culinary specialities are worthy of Catalan crime writer Manuel V [aacute] zquez Montalb [aacute] n, those on Hippocrates and the Elamite Empire will delight readers who like their fictional rapids alternated with pools of Zen contemplation." AMANDA HOPKINSON, INDEPENDENT (UK), 4/18/13